Abbie Suzanne Conlee and Stephen Howard Wertheim were united in marriage on August 28, 2010, at 4PM at the Headlands Center for The Arts in Sausalito, California, the beloved Alex Momtchiloff officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Nancy Conlee of Bryan, Texas, and Craig and Carol Conlee of Mason, Texas, and the granddaughter of Jack Conlee and the late Betty Jo Conlee, also of Bryan, Texas, and the late Albert Eugene and Marguerite Hervey of Victoria, Texas.
The Bride is a 1998 graduate of Bryan High School and a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Finance. She is an Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher in San Francisco, California and the Director of Programs for an Internationally renowned yoga teacher.
The Groom is the son of Leonard and Judy Wertheim of Commack, New York, and grandson of the late Harry and Mary Sherman of Queens, New York and the late Irving and Lillian Wertheim of Brooklyn, New York. Steve is a 1990 graduate of Commack High School, a 1994 graduate of Duke University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Public Policy and a 2004 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he received a Masters of City and Regional Planning. He is an Urban Planner for the City of San Francisco.
The outdoor wedding was sheltered by a grove of Eucalyptus trees and featured a mandala of white carnation petals and purple stock blossoms, consecrated by friends of the bride and groom.
Acoustic guitar music was played for the processional as well as the recessional. Sister of the Bride, Aimee Conlee, sang a capella "The Fire Within" and Sister of the Groom, Suzanne Wertheim, read "The Great Advantage of Being Alive" by e. e. Cummings.
For her wedding gown, the bride chose a silk, bias cut gown by Nicole Miller, that featured a ruched waist and halter top a with criss-cross back and small tear-drop train.
She wore a jeweled brooch in her hair, heirloom of her Maternal Grandmother and carried a bouquet of Lilly of the Valley, hand tied together with her Paternal Grandmother’s monogrammed handkerchief.
Aimee Conlee, Sister of the Bride, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was Maid of Honor. Sister of the Groom, Suzanne Wertheim, of Los Angeles, California, served as Best Man.
A cocktail reception followed on the grounds with a dinner and dance afterwards in The Headlands Center for the Arts. Decorations followed a mono-botanical theme utilizing green Cymbidium orchids, green Dendrobium Orchids and cut-leaf Philodendron leaves, with stairways covered in white Carnation petals, fresh rosemary and candles.
The couple chose a deconstructed butter cream cake styled atop a three-tiered cake stand of Texas Mesquite, crafted and created by the Father of the Bride and transported from the family ranch in Texas. The varying flavors of cake were decorated with orchids and red Nasturtiums.
Following a wedding trip to Texas, the couple is making their home in San Francisco, California.
The Groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner on August 27, at Café de la Presse in San Francisco.